Monthly Archives: April 2014
Final update from the UK portion of my RSD14 acquisitions covers the 12″ singles.
First up, and not strictly a 12″ is the Paramore “broken record” pressing of Ain’t It Fun, featuring the Dutch Uncles Remix. Limited to 300
Next is the translucent red David Lynch E.P. – The Big Dream Remixes, which features reworkings by Bastille, Moby, Hot Since 82 and Bjorn Yttling. Limited to 1,000
Another record on my must get list was the Haim 12″ of Forever that features the awesome Giorgio Moroder remix. Limited to 4,000.
I was also able to get hold of Soulwax remix of Metronomy’s Love Letters on etched vinyl. Limited to 500.
Next is the only US import that I was able to get on the day itself, the Frightened Rabbit – Live from Criminal Records EP. Limited to 3,000.
I also picked up the Rammstein 12″ that features the Pet Shop Boys remix of Mein Teil and the Scooter remix of Pussy, limited to 1,000 and finally the reissue of the Oasis – Supersonic 12″, limited to 3,000.
After the 10″s – it’s the 7 “s – all 16 of them. To save space, I’ve photoed them in batches – with any coloured vinyl removed from the sleeve. Each record is listed as: artist – track a/ track b, (vinyl colour), and [limited to]
Bombay Bicycle Club – To The Bone/ Reign Down (black) 
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Kathleen (white) 
CHVRCHES – We Sink/ It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (green) 
Circa Waves – Stuck In My Teeth/ 100 Strangers (yellow) 
Coldplay – Midnight/ etched seals (black) [?]
Damon Albarn – Hollow Ponds/ Lonely Press Play (black) [?]
David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide/ Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide Ziggy Mix (picture) [2,500]
Kodaline – Coming Up/ All I Want with RTE Concert Orchestra (white) 
Kings of Leon – Wait for Me/ Don’t Matter (gold*) [2,000]
Maximo Park – Random Regrets/ On The Sly (red marble) 
Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea/ I Hate Myself and Want to Die (black) [6,000]
Paul Weller – Brand New/ Laneslide (black) 
Public Service Broadcasting – Elfstedentocht Pt1/ Pt2 (white) [1,000]
Suede – Let Go/ Heroin (black) [1,000]
The Strypes – Hard to Say No/ So They Say/ I Don’t Want to Know/ Still Gonna Drive You Home (black) [1,000]
Twin Atlantic – Heart & Soul (white) [1,000]
Following on from all those LPs was a number of 10″ releases, including the most expensive RSD14 release (I think).
No.1: Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters:
One of the fastest selling items in the majority of shops from what I understand, and already commanding a resale cost of exceeding £35 on eBay (original price minus eBay flippers tax, £9.99) is the ‘Glow in the Dark’ Ghostbusters track by Ray Parker Jr, from the Ghostbusters OST. Not normally one to buy novelty pieces related to 80’s pop classics, but as a huge Ghostbusters fan – I couldn’t resist. Limited to 1,000
See it here (courtesy of Legacy Recordings)
No. 2: Soundgarden – Superunknown: The Singles:
With No.1 being one of the most popular, No.2 on my list is the most expensive. Weighing in at £87.99 is the Soundgarden boxset that contains the reissues of the singles from the Superunknown era. There is nothing in this set that justifies the steep price tag, and if it wasn’t for my absolute love of this album and the music from around that time – I’d probably have passed on this release. Does look nice though with the new Josh Graham artwork. Limited to 3,500
Fell on Black Days (up close):
My Wave (up close):
The Day I Tried To Live (up close):
Black Hole Sun (up close):
Spoonman (up close):
No. 3: London Grammar – Hey Now (Bonobo/ Zero 7 Mixes):
One of last years hottest bands, London Grammar, aren’t shy of letting their tracks get remixed – and the majority of them are pretty awesome. These two are no exception and the vinyl itself is equally as impressive! Limited to 2,000
No. 4: Dan Croll – Hello My Baby (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo):
One of the later announced releases, and one that I found out about from the man himself at a recent Resident in-store. A US only release on “gold” (translucent orange) vinyl – recorded in Africa with LBM a few weeks back. Very catchy indeed. Limited to 1,000
No. 5: Garbage – Girls Talk:
Another one of those releases where you only buy it because you all the bands other stuff. This release contains the track, Girls Talk which features Brody Dalle (The Distillers) on vocals with Shirley Manson. Limited to 4,000